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- When I'm not on RateMyArea you'll find me
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- rate it.
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- The last great book I read was
- certainly written by James Joyce.
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Shelby C. has written 101 reviews
Boojum is definitely the best burrito place in Dublin! It reminds me of my first love, Chipotle, which sadly has yet to make its way to the Emerald Isle. This menu is pretty much identical to Chipotle's and tastes almost exactly the same. My go-to order is a barbacoa fajita burrito with pico de g...read more
When I moved to Dublin, one of my biggest concerns was finding a suitable hairdresser; I had been seeing the same stylist in the States for years and was so worried about having to change. It got to the point where I couldn't avoid a haircut any longer, so I walked into Jim Hatton one morning on ...read more
How can one store contain so much cute! If you are in search of a unique gift for someone, look no further than Avoca. I could spend HOURS here perusing, and must tear myself away from the adorable clothes and housewares and knick-knacks on the first couple of floors--But... but of course I need ...read more
If you are in Rathmines and want a kebab, go to Hit The Spot. The workers are friendly, the meat looks and tastes as fresh as kebab meat can, and come with generous amounts of sauces and vegetables! (And just as a warning, they can become addictive. I live dangerously close and must limit myself....read more
I went to Nando's for the first time a couple of weeks ago and was quite impressed! As a person who is incapable of handling spicy, I must admit that I was initially a bit intimidated by the words "peri-peri." Everything went better than expected, though. I tried the milder "Lemon and Herb" and "...read more
I took my American mother on one of Pat Liddy's walking tours when she visited me over Christmas, and all I can say is wow! Even though I have lived here for a while now and know a lot about the history of this city, I still learned new things on his tour and really enjoyed myself. The viking inf...read more
This is my favourite Starbucks in Dublin! It looks and functions like your average Starbucks, but offers plenty of squishy chairs for chatting and personal tables (next to power outlets!) if you need to do some work. The staff is extremely friendly as well; I soon felt like a regular after only a...read more
While the coffee and food at Insomnia isn't anything that special, they do have great prices! I often take advantage of the €3.50 for any drink and a pastry deal. I usually recommend Insomnia as a good place for take away coffee only, but this location might be the exception. It's smaller and qui...read more
When someone asks if I want to meet up for tea, I usually suggest Bewley's! Not only is this Grafton Street cafe cute and convenient, but the beverages are reasonably priced and downright delectable. And it's a great place for lunch, too! I had the feta cheese salad--complete with with broccoli, ...read more
Costa is never my coffee shop of choice when I'm in need of my caffeine fix. I don't know what it is exactly, but every drink I've ever ordered has always been only "okay," never great, and never worth the price! Nevertheless, this one at the corner of Nassau and Dawson is an absolutely stunning ...read more
Against the Grain is one of my favourite places to grab a pint! It's cosy without being cramped, with plenty of large tables for everyone to gather around... my board game club has even met here a couple times! The selection of craft beer is fantastic, and I was positively thrilled to see both B...read more
Yum Thai is my go-to place for a grab-n-go lunch. Sure, it's not fine dining by any means, but it's quick and quaint and a quite a good deal. For only €5 you get a heaping helping of noodles that will be sure to tide (I am so tempted to write "Thai-d"...) you over! Definitely worth it.read more
I first heard about The Little Museum through a James Joyce blog. A museum in Dublin featuring both the first English copy of Ulysses AND Joyce's death mask in its collection?! I had no choice but to make the pilgrimage, and completely geeked out upon seeing them in real life! I realise that I'm ...read more
I always see loads of people stopping in here for coffee during my morning commute--that must be a good sign, right? Well, the other morning I decided to give it a go myself, and now know why it's so popular! Living in Seattle made me into a complete coffee snob, but my latte from The Bald Barist...read more
Words cannot express the joy I felt when the Internet told me that The Counter had made its way across the pond. And to Dublin, of all places! I first tried it in Chicago, loved it, found the one in Seattle, loved it again, and then came here. And still loved it. A custom-built burger for less th...read more
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on October 21st, 2011
Accents has quickly become my favourite coffee shop in the city centre, especially since it stays open late during the week. (Great news for those of us who need caffeine at all hours of the night!)
If you are either a vanilla or a tea lover (or both, like myself!), they do an absolutely delic...read more
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As far as gourmet burger joints go, Gourmet Burger Kitchen would not be my first choice. I went here for lunch today and could probably sum up my experience with the word "decent." It is a (relatively) cheap alternative to basic fast food grub and offers good student discounts during the week. T...read more
This place is responsible for the best burger I have eaten since moving here from the States.
I was instructed by many locals I met to try Jo'Burger, and I don't know why I waited as long as I did. The food is incredible and the portions extremely generous! You won't find many basic burgers he...read more
Lemon is the first place I go when I find myself subject to a crepe craving. I walk past it every day on my way to and from class and must resist stopping in for a spot of breakfast, if only because it is a wee bit pricey. (Beware: If the minimalist orange decor isn't inviting enough, the smell w...read more
Gibsons puts the "deli" in "delicious"! Although I have only eaten here at lunchtime, it has quickly become my favourite sandwich spot in the city. If you can drag yourself away from the delectable tarts and pastries in the front, you'll find yourself sitting in a quaint little area that is bes...read more
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